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  • Actors: Ennio Fantastichini, Francesca Cuttica, Our Friend Mr Wang
  • Directors: The Manetti Brothers
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Italian
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Saffron Hill
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Nov. 2012
  • Run Time: 82 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007XRX8NE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,696 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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When Chinese-language interpreter Gaia (Francesca Cuttica) is offered a job that pays a fortune, she can't believe her luck. This time, however, is going to be a little different. After being escorted to a secret location in Rome, she is locked inside a pitch-black room where she is asked to interpret the harsh interrogation of the eponymous 'Wang'. Who is Wang and what does he want? Disturbed by the way the interrogation is conducted by the domineering Inspector Curti (Ennio Fantastichini, Loose Cannons), Gaia demands that the lights are switched on. Only upon seeing Wang, does Gaia realise why the job has come with so much mystery and subterfuge. And that she may be in way over her head...

Inspired by audience-faithful cult Sci-Fi classics THE TWILIGHT ZONE and THE X FILES, Marco and Antonio Manetti's THE ARRIVAL OF WANG welcomes a new and refreshing look at the genre, with unexpected twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat...

EXTRAS
Interview with Manetti Bros. & Francesca Cuttica at FrightFest 2012
The Making of The Arrival of Wang

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 31 Aug. 2013
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Make no mistake, this is movie making without the cash. At times it's also without a little polish or brain, (what moron thought that giving the plot away on the DVD cover was a good idea?!)

However there is something about this that stays in the mind long after it's finished.

A Chinese interpreter is called upon to drop everything and be driven off to some secret facility to sit blindfolded in a darkened underground bunker to translate the interrogation of an unwelcome visitor.
Things become unpleasant for her as the interrogation becomes more and more heated and she becomes concerned for the welfare of the detainee.

Once she demands to take the blindfold off and see's the 'Wang', (clearly the Italians didn't stop to find out what the name they chose might mean in English!), she gets a bit of a shock, (this would normally be a spoiler but the DVD company have already managed to let this cat out of the bag with the cover on the case).

The official with the questions repeats the same questions over and over, "why did you come here", "where did you disappear to for 2 weeks" and "what are your plans?"

Still she continues to demand that whoever is doing the questioning behave in a more humane manner until she eventually takes things into her own hands.

By this point you will have worked out what is going to happen but the last 20 minutes are nicely played out. The final 'reveal' may be budgeted but it is simple and effective.

Most effective of all are 'Wangs' final words, the last of the film. Simple, to the point, true and funny.

That you know whats going on and what will happen so early on and yet this is still enjoyable means that someone has got something right.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Rhona Loydon on 13 Nov. 2012
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It starts as just another depressingly dull day for scrumptious interpreter Gaia (Cuttica, meow) subtitling low rent Chinese-language comedies when suddenly she's contacted by the Italian authorities to see if she'd be interested in doing a little bit of translating work for them.

After a wee bit of humming and ahhing the draw of leaving dismal comedies behind (at least for a while) coupled with the promise of a huge wad of cash proves too great to resist and Gaia excitedly heads of to a top secret location in order to interview a certain Mr. Wang, a Mandarin speaking non Italian national who appears to have entered the country illegally.

A modern day Rod Serling inspired morality play from the fantastic Manetti brothers, L'ARRIVO DI WANG is quite simply one of the two must see films of this year.

Tho' it'll probably be retitled by then, hopefully as THE VISITOR because that was my suggestion and the cash would be nice.

Quite frankly a work of utter genius.
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My twin brother and I watched this film and have to say that it was brilliantly executed. From beginning to end, it was riveting and the alien in captivity is rather convincing in his assumptions; you'll have to watch it to understand what we mean.

There is a brilliant twist at the end of the movie and of which will leave you thinking about it long after the credits have passed.

One thing we'll say; this was intelligently crafted and visually haunting and may ring true in falsified or alleged alien-capture interrogations.

In our view, this is better than most elite Hollywood so-called Blockbusters.

Congratulations to the producers.

Ronald & Philip Kinsella
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Guy Flebus on 30 Oct. 2013
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This low budget SF film is good.
The script , the actors and the acting are all good.
You do not need a huge budget to make a good SF film.
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A simple but effective storyline. It holds your interest and there are a few surprises along the way - not all of them pleasant and some that you definitely wouldn't get in a Hollywood film. This will appeal to anyone who likes alien-encounter type films.

Please note: it's in Italian with sub-titles.
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By paul spinks on 28 Dec. 2014
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Excellent film. The 4 and 5 star reviews covered it well, and I have little more to add.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Marilyn Erb on 10 Jun. 2013
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For any sci-fi fan, this is a good story. Well worth a look. I would put this in the genre of District 9.
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